PattyBat (60) - - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter. Poured black with a dark tan head. Smelled of prunes, caramel, chocolate and bourbon. Tasted of espresso, dark chocolate, alcohol, caramel and some nut undertone peaking through. Strong aftertaste of dark cacao, Bourbon and alcohol. Intense and great beer.
jcartamdg (1943) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, roast. Taste is bitter, malty with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and roast. Big alcohol burn.
Niall73 (1686) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewdog shepherds bush. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Rich sticky fruit cake aroma with caramel. Full body, light carbonation. Lots of sweet candy licorice, booze, light choc, light coffee, treacle. Sweet and pretty dominant booze. OK.
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andrew_drinks (43) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush (served very cold but allowed to warm to decent temp - better than the tepid cask version at GBBF though). Jet black with a head the colour of white coffee. Big banana aroma mixed in with the bourbon and chocolate. Loads more banana and coconut in the mouth to complement the booze and the coffee and chocolate roast. It’s quite good but not a world-beater.
Sledutah (4662) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF
Black with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is woody, bourbon and chocolate.
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog as ’w00tstout 2.0’. Black, small foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, sherry, floral. Body is medium, quite foamy, mid-carbonation. Taste is chocolate syrup, tangy fruit with a yeasty marmite edge, alcohol is noticeable and brings a brandy sharpness. Came across as a bit unbalanced, but a decent imperial stout.
evergreen0199 (2005) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Sweet, boozy, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, slightly roasty, boozy, chocolate, some vanilla. Clearly a well made Imperial Stout but it was a bit heavy going.
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle (2.0) poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Black with a almost a finger of tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, dark chocolate, light booze. Tastes of bourbon, caramel, dark chocolate, spices, rye. Medium-full body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Low carbonation, semi-oily mouthfeel. Dig this more than the original batch/1.0.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The bouquet is a blend of carbonic, bitter, black malts, spicy grains and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. There’s a shit-ton of burnt, bitter charcoal both in the flavor and lengthy carbonic finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At GBBF 2014. Black beer. very alcoholic. Some chocolate. Bit strong. Decent though. Bit hot took time to drink. Good though.
mR_fr0g (2922) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Opaque black viscous, lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet, vanilla oak light booze. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. Flavour is big woody, vanilla oak, some tangy fruits. Tasty beer.